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Corpus of Qatabanic Inscriptions


al-Hajj, Mohammad
Al-Hajj 2016: 44, fig. 1

INSCRIPTION INFORMATION

LanguageAncient South Arabian » Qatabanic » Central Qatabanic
AlphabetAncient South Arabian
Script typologyMonumental writing
Writing techniqueCast
Chronology
PeriodB2. Conjectural
Textual typologyDedicatory text

TEXT


   1  ʾbydʿ bn (ʾ)rḫm
   2  Mḥrṯyn s¹qny Ḥw—
   3  km nfs¹-s¹ w-ʾḏn-s¹
   4  w-ʿs³b-s¹ w-bn-s¹ S²ʿb—
   5  yfʿ w-kl wld-s¹ w-
   6  ʾbʾns¹ ʾḫ-s¹ b-ḏtm
   7  s¹wfy ʾbydʿ Ḥw—
   8  km b-ḏtm tnʾf-s¹ b-
   9  ḍrm w-s¹lmm w-l y—
  10  zʾn ʿm w-Ḥwkm s¹w—
  11  fym ʾbydʿ b-ḏ(t)—
  12  m b-yntʾf-s¹my b-[ʿ]—
  13  m w-b ʾnby w-b Ḥ[w—
  14  km ... ...]

TRANSLATIONS

English

   1  ʾbydʿ, of the family ʾrḫm,
   2  he of Mḥrṯ, dedicated to Ḥwkm
   3  his life, his faculties,
   4  his property, his son S²ʿbyfʿ
   5  and all his children, and
   6  ʾbʾns¹, his brother, because
   7  Ḥwkm saved ʾbydʿ in what
   8  he asked Him, in
   9  war and in peace. And may
  10  ʿm and Ḥwkm continue
  11  to save ʾbydʿ in what
  12  he will ask Them. By ʿm,
  13  ʾnby and by
  14  Ḥwkm [... ...].

OBJECT INFORMATION

Support typeArtefact » Plaque
MaterialBronze
Measuresh. 100; w. 40
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ORIGIN AND PROVENANCE

Origin and provenance
Modern siteHajar al-ʿĀdī / Maryama
Ancient siteMrymtm
Geographical areaWādī Ḥarīb
CountryYemen
NotesThe editor supposes that the inscription could come from the west side of the Ḥwkm temple in the ancient city of Mrymtm.
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BIBLIOGRAPHY

Al-Hajj 2016: 43-56, fig. 1 and facsimileal-Hajj, Mohammed 2016. Dirāsa taḥlīliyya muqārana li-naqš qitbānī al-hidāya ǧadīd mudūn ʿalā lawḥ min al-barūnz (Hajj-al-ʿādī 28). Adūmātū, 33: 43-56.